A PINOY HAIR STORY (Anthro10 Mini-ethnography Project)
Hair styles also vary with every decade. The trends often reflect the status of that era.The Philippines can be seen as following the history of America's hair trends. The emergence of short, bobbed and waved styles, for example, was met by the 1920's. This style signified thenew independent, free-spirited, free-woman ethos of the day. Men’s hair remained short andwas most often worn with a centre parting and slicked back using brilliantine and highlyperfumed oils. In the 1940’s, the feminine and romantic styles for women were dominant. Thistranslates into soft curls falling onto the shoulders or long, wavy natural looks. More practicalwomen wore their hair in a neat roll around the nape and over the ears, often covered with aheadscarf knotted at the front leaving only the fringe (or bangs) exposed. Plastic hair rollerswere an essential part of styling as was styling lotion to hold the hair in place for as long aspossible.
Female Hairtrends as popularized by the media from(presented left to right, top to bottom)the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s.
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